Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jacob's Baby Dedication

Sunday was Jacob's baby dedication day at church. This year there were 8 babies dedicated, and all families but one came from our Sunday School class!  Well, technically, two families, but one of them was in our class when their baby was born, so that still counts in my book.  There was definitely something in the water in the Home Builders Bible Fellowship class a year ago!!  All the babies were born last summer and the Sunday after the last baby was born, Buddy and I announced we were pregnant with Jacob. So even though he's nine months behind all these babies, they were all dedicated together!

We were so blessed to have the following family members attend with us: My mother and grandmother, Buddy's parents, sister Kristel and niece Maddie, and sister Dawn and husband Ron.  Unfortunately my dad couldn't attend due to a prior commitment.

With Jacob being the youngest, we were the first in line.

Right after the dedication...this is what happens when my mom is on one end of the pew, and Buddy's mom is on the other end....neither of us look at the same camera!!  Still a good picture though!  I love how we coordinated (by chance) with Jacob's outfit. He wore Quinn's first Easter outfit....pale green shirt with a green and blue sweater vest. My dress has green and blue, as does Buddy's tie!

Jacob was such a good boy and slept during the entire service. I just can't keep my eyes off of him!

And a couple more pictures of just Jacob!

The verse we chose for Jacob's dedication was Ephesians 3:14, 16-18

"For this reason I kneel before the Father....I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power to grasp how wide and how long and how high and how deep is the love of Christ."

Jacob, I do pray that Christ will one day live in your heart and be your Saviour.  I pray that one day you WILL understand how much God loves you. He loves you even more that Mommy and Daddy do....and that's A LOT!!  I pray this verse for you every day for the rest of your life.
Love, Mommy


Anonymous said...

It was our pleasure to be able to attend Jacob's dedication day. It was a moving service and your pastor had an excellent message. We have been blessed that you have such a great in-law family and that we can all come together and have great fellowship.

Love you bunches

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

You are right about the water! The Home Builders are all building bigger homes!!! :)

Sounds like a lovely service and I really like the verse you picked for Jacob.